[erlang-questions] compile and install from source? Where is this documented?
Mon Jul 31 14:47:37 CEST 2017
Dennis Clarke writes:
> Just curious about the process for building from sources. I have been
> looking around http://erlang.org/doc/search/ and I did find :
> Excellent. I have otp_src_20.0 and in there I see a "HOWTO" with some
> docs. Those claim that one must have either gcc or clang as the
> compiler. Is the code not C99 portable? Can I try to compile it with a
> strict C99 compiler ?
It should build with a C99 compiler. If it doesn't, that's a bug
needing to be fixed. However, most developers use either gcc or clang,
or sometimes MS' almost-but-not-quite C-compiler, so some cases may
> Is there a testsuite to verify the results?
Yes. See HOWTO/TESTING.md in the source code. You'll want to run the
"emulator" suite to begin with.
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